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Re: Tips on being more creative?

Post by Sonika » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:03 am

oh just a tip, when you're listening to your tune as a whole, DON'T LOOK AT IT ON YOUR DAW'S ARRANGE VIEW. you'll get caught up in it and stop listening to the actual tune, plus it can make a boring track seem more interesting
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Re: Tips on being more creative?

Post by Flippity » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:25 am

Grow an imagination or embark on a psychonautic journey into the depths of your mind, buddy. Open your eyes and ears to the world you live around. Look at the street art, nature, people in your neck of the woods; listen to the noises outside your house, in your local park, go to an abandoned factory or go to a construction site. EXPLORE the world you are surrounded by. There is no excuse for you not to find inspiration in your daily life. Hell, if all you do is sit at home, watch tv and play video games, listen to the noises in your house, make cartoons or tv shows or stories from house hold objects. Have FUN!

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Re: Tips on being more creative?

Post by NinjaEdit » Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:10 am

I try to beat my personal best. My next release will be better than my last. This is borrowed from sport psychology.

"Just do it" has helped a number of areas of my life, like relationships.

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Re: Tips on being more creative?

Post by JTMMusicuk » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:20 am

hudson wrote:
JTMMusicuk wrote:Its ironic that you cant think of ways to be creative
I'd deffinitly call that irony ;-)

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Re: Tips on being more creative?

Post by wub » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:22 am

This is one of the reasons I dislike creativity threads, they have a tendancy to get overly-wankywanky in terms of existentialist overtones. Field recorder, notebook. Carry with at all times. End.

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Re: Tips on being more creative?

Post by JTMMusicuk » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:11 am

wub wrote:This is one of the reasons I dislike creativity threads, they have a tendancy to get overly-wankywanky in terms of existentialist overtones. Field recorder, notebook. Carry with at all times. End.
exactly.. using someone elses ideas isnt exactly creative :cornlol:

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Re: Tips on being more creative?

Post by Huts » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:38 am

some of these responses are hilarious. big ups to wub for keepin it real lol
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Re: Tips on being more creative?

Post by hudson » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:07 am

JTMMusicuk wrote:
hudson wrote:
JTMMusicuk wrote:Its ironic that you cant think of ways to be creative
I'd deffinitly call that irony ;-)
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Re: Tips on being more creative?

Post by legend4ry » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:10 am

The difference is, is how you see creativity.

Some people see it as when you can seamlessly get an idea from your head to your DAW while others see it as a way to get into a mind state where you only want to do something creative.

In the most simplistic terms though it is literally just carrying a note pad around with you and indulging yourself in things which don't make you think of the mundane. You can't be more creative to an extent because most of the time we're just trying to do something what sounds good and that can be sparked by anything from the sun shining to a sample to a mood you're in that day - once you get the stage where you're competent at making music, yesterdays turd is today's gold just because we are listening to things differently that day.

Its how you think about it, not what you think about.
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Re: Tips on being more creative?

Post by JTMMusicuk » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:12 am

legend4ry wrote: Some people see it as when you can seamlessly get an idea from your head to your DAW
I wouldnt say that is creative as such, thats just something which comes wIth time which is difficult at first, the creative part is what goes on inside of your head constructing the melodys,rhythms
and chord structures
legend4ry wrote: You can't be more creative to an extent because most of the time we're just trying to do something what sounds good and that can be sparked by anything from the sun shining to a sample to a mood you're in that day - once you get the stage where you're competent at making music, yesterdays turd is today's gold just because we are listening to things differently that day.
Although i agree alot of the great sounds and songs come from the normal way of doing things, it doesnt mean that we shouldnt try and do things differently.. who knows what you do differently might catch on and become the normal

Alot of the time the different sounds will come from field recording but within field recording there is still alot of creativity, going further than just recording the sound of the wind or people talking, you can use it like how someone in FIlm uses sound design and build objects to actually sound like something completely different going with the theme of your track.

But your right is ultimately is your mind set which is brought on by your mood, lifestyle, diet or the latest synth or controller you have just bought. you cant teach being creative, its something your born with...maybe this thread should have been something along the lines of 'how have you been creative?' or maybe im just arguing for the sake of it...i never know these days
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Re: Tips on being more creative?

Post by NinjaEdit » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:16 am

Creativity is the synthesis of ideas into new ones.

There are two non-exclusive approaches: planning and exploring.

Planning would mean hearing the composition in your head, then recording it.
Exploring would mean playing around with software to find something good.

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Re: Tips on being more creative?

Post by Njamimars » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:28 am

Follow it with a bat, but seriously force it, or just wait a couple days and let your mind clear for a while.

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